With each new release, Citrix has some improvements to its monitoring tool, Director. The latest release of XenApp/XenDesktop version 7.13 is no exception. But at what point is Citrix Director sufficient versus third-party monitoring tools?
2010 will be the year that many enterprises confront two very important changes to how they will use server virtualization. The first change is that as VMware vSphere has proven its maturity, performance and scalability enterprises will increasingly put business critical tier applications, at least in part on virtualized platforms. The second change is that at the same time, these very same enterprises will start to evaluate virtualization platforms from other vendors, in particular Hyper-V from Microsoft.